Ringette Coaching Workshops

Coming this Fall 2019

Online Group Webinars and Classroom Coaching Workshops

Reduce your coaching development costs and attend a webinar put on by The Youldon Group. 

We are currently negotiating with several local associations across Canada to bring ringette insight and experience to coaches and associations challenged to deliver quality coaching leadership to young ringette players. 

All of workshops are custom designed to meet your coaches needs. We start with a DISCOVERY interview, online or a face to face meeting to understand your coaching development needs. 

We then design an interactive learning session, either face to face or online using contemporary meeting management software platforms, such as Zoom

Use these workshops to earn NCCP coaching professional development (PD) points. 

Here are some notes taken from the NCCP website. 

There are many ways to accumulate points. Events that are organized by the CAC, your NSO or P/TSO, or P/TCR will advertise the number of PD points associated with the event.

In general:
• NCCP training or evaluation events are worth 5 points;
• Non-NCCP events are worth 1 point for each hour they last, up to a maximum of 3 points;
• “Active coaching” will give you 1 point per year;
• Through “Self-directed learning” you can earn a maximum of 3 points per five-year PD cycle.

Based on our experience, here are some common topics that Ringette Coaches often ask about: 

  • Ringette tactics: free pass plays; attack patterns; checking systems and approaches.
  • How to coach the Female athlete;
  • How to manage the parents of young players; 
  • Planning and leading great on-ice practices (template builders, using drill books, designing to improve my player’s skills);
  • How to use under 18 year old ringette players who want to help as assistant coaches; 
  • Bench and game management (pre and post game coaching, when to call a timeout, how to give feedback during a game, how to “talk nicely” to the referees, how to organize the lines for forwards, defence and goal tenders);
  • Season planning and how to keep everything in order;
  • What does the Long Term Athlete Development Model (LTAD) mean for my team and how I coach;
  • Using video for coaching development, scouting, understanding the game, and providing feedback to players. 
  • I come from a Hockey background, so I must be really qualified to coach ringette, Right? (it helps but there are several pitfalls to consider). 

About Paul Youldon

  • Twenty Three years experience as Head Coach of Elite Ringette Teams
  • Level 3 – Competition Development Fully Certified (Ringette)
  • Five Years, Head Coach, National Ringette League (Gloucester Devils, Gatineau Fusion)
  • Senior Team Canada Scout and Player Evaluator, Canadian Ringette Championships, 2017
  • Apprentice Coach, Senior Team Canada Challenge Cup (Training Camp), Blainville, Quebec, 2018
  • Former NCCP Certification Evaluator for Competitive Ringette Coaches, 7 years
  • Co-designer of the MY Summer Ringette Camp (West Ottawa), 8 years (created a three tiered system of youth ringette leadership from volunteer, group leader through to head instructor) .
  • Co-designer of the MY Elite Camp (Nepean) for U14 and above competitive players to learn about tactics, video analysis of gameplay, fitness and conditioning, and mental training for ringette;
  • Technical Head Coach, Nepean Ringette Association, 4 years (mentoring and feedback for new coaches; created common resource materials and standard drills and exercises for all coaches). 
  • Provincial Coach of the Year, Ontario Ringette Coaching Association,  2005
  • Designed and facilitated a “fast track” Youth Coaching Workshop for 10 years, for 15 to 18 year ringette players wanting to get into coaching
  • Designed and prepared coaching materials for coaching workshops led by National Ringette School instructors. 
  • Designed and led Adult Ladies Beginner Ringette programs for Metcalfe Ringette and Nepean Ringette for 6 years.
  • Designed and coordinated the 2003 “Ringette Coaching Leadership” Symposium bringing 65 coaches and executives together from all over Canada to hear the “best practices” of local ringette associations and related organizations (Finland, London, Calgary, Gatineau), plus sessions on fitness training, sports marketing, consensus building, policy development, and long term athlete development. 
  • Designed and facilitated a ringette coaching symposium for 85 coaches in 2008 (athletes panel: “what makes a great coach;” Long Term Athlete Development Model: Implications for Coaches; tactics; poster presentations on ringette coaching tools and techniques). 
  • Designed and facilitated workshops on various topics (how to coach girls and women; designing and leading drills, tactics, key ringette ice patterns, how to use video, game management) for West Ottawa Ringette Association, Nepean Ringette Association, and Metcalfe Ringette Association.   
  • Designer of the new “Ringette: The Board Game” designed to teach ringette players about their team mates and the game of ringette. 
  • Principal author behind the myringetteteam.com website offering resources and social guidance for ringette coaches and ringette executives (our game analysts stats sheets were used by Senior Team Canada coach Barb Bautista at the Challenge Cup training camps in order to scout and and asses players).  

Related Experience and Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology, University of Waterloo
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach, University of Toronto, 2 years.
  • Active Member, Ottawa Chapter, International Association of Facilitators (IAF)
  • Co-author, Strength Fitness for Fitness Leaders, Fitness Ontario Leadership Program, Ontario Ministry of Tourism and Recreation.
  • Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer, Carleton University for 25 years